Friday, May 21, 2010

Cinema Betty

The Quiet Professor. Okay, let's see what we've got. Older, successful, gorgeous professional woman is back-stabbed by seemingly guileless young woman. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy:


All About Eve



I love Bette Davis and her cold, dead stare. Anne Bancroft is no slouch either but her best roll was as Egyptian tartlet Nefretiri in The Ten Commandments, uttering the truly gag-inducing, "Oh, Moses, Moses you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!"

Paradise For Two:
This is what Betty Debbie posted:
Ooh, Ooh!!!! How about Arsenic and Old Lace? 2 aunts and a nephew!

This Betty has a room in her house called The Cary Grant so is super happy to oblige. Two sweet-as-pie aunties practicing their own brand of Death With Dignity. Keep your eyes open for the charging Teddy Roosevelt (Dutch name!).

Betty Debbie also thought we could go with an island theme as Prudence and the courtesy aunts stay on an island, with guest appearances by Jerome Blake, fortune hunter and Haso the Dutch Hottie.... so she also suggested:
TV show Lost...(Jerome is an other, or possibly a tailie)
Lord of the Flies (Eek! Who is Piggy!?)
And Then There Were None...
Gilligan's Island Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978). Gilligan makes the list because of the three TV movies. And, besides, despite the slapstick approach, it is a TV predecessor to Lost, although the Lost crew might find the comparison bothersome. Right, little buddy?